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Professor Laurence Gill

Professor (Civil Struct & Env. Eng.)

Laurence Gill is a Professor in Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin. His research interests involve studying the fate and transport of both air and water-borne pollutants in the natural and built environment, as well as the development of passive treatment processes. Much of the work involves extensive field studies which are then used to develop mathematical models to gain further insight into the processes. Prior to joining at Trinity College in 1999, he spent several years working in the UK water industry on the design of water and wastewater treatment processes for urban populations.
  Chemicals Transport   Civil Engineering   Coastal & Ocean Engineering   Coastal Engineering & Processes   Development in Africa   Earth science and hydrology   Energy and Climate Change   Energy Environmental Sciences   Energy from biomass (see Forestry also)   Environmental aspects of transportation   Environmental engineering   Environmental Impacts of Transport   Environmental Science   Fresh water pollution   Geothermal Engineering   Groundwater   Groundwater vulnerability and contamination   Hydraulics   Hydrogeology   Hydrology   Hydrology of limestone terrains   Ocean and Ocean Energy Systems   On-Site Wastewater Treatment   Photochemistry   Pollution   Process Development Engineering   Process Engineering   Renewable energies   River pollution   Sanitary Engineering   Sewage sludge   Solar   Solar Disinfection   Solar, Collectors/Concentrators   Solar, Heat Storage   Solar, Photochemical Conversion   Solar, Thermal Power Systems   Tidal and Wave Energy   Time Frequency and Wavelet Analysis   Treatment Processes   Waste Management, Recycling   Waste water treatment   Water & Sanitation   Water engineering   Water Monitoring, Quality, Treatment   Water Resources Engineering   Water Supply   Water Treatment   Wetland Ecosystems   Wetlands
 Wastewater treatment efficiency of subsoils and stratified sand filters
 Tracer Study Investigations into Reactor Mixing Characterisation
 An Examination of the Parameters Involved in the Design of a Continuous Flow Solar Disinfection Process
 The Hydrodynamics of Grit Particles Moving Round a Bend using Computational Fluid Dynamics
 Relative exposure to air pollution whilst commuting to work between transport modes

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Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers 1999 present
Member of the European Geosciences Union 2016 present
Member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists 2014 present
Mooney, D., Coxon, C., Richards, K.G., Gill, L.W., Mellander, P.-E. & Danaher, M., A new sensitive method for the simultaneous chromatographic separation and tandem mass spectrometry detection of anticoccidials, including highly polar compounds, in environmental waters, Journal of Chromatography A, 2020, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Basu, B., Alam, M.S., Ghosh, B., Gill, L.W., McNabola, A., Augmenting limited background monitoring data for improved performance in land use regression modeling: using support vector regression and mobile monitoring, Atmospheric Environment, 201, 2019, p310 - 322, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Swenson M., Regan S., Bremmers D.T.H., Lawless J., Saunders M., Gill L.W., Carbon balance of a restored and cutover bog: implications for restoration and comparison to global trends, Biogeosciences, 16, 2019, p713 - 731, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mooney D., Coxon C., Richards K., Gill L., Mellander P-E., Danaher M., Development and optimisation of a multi-residue method for the determination of 40 anthelmintic drugs in environmental water samples by solid phase extraction (SPE) with LC-MS/MS detection, Molecules, 24, (1978), 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Gill L.W., O'Flaherty V., Misstear B.D.R., Brophy L., Fennell C., Dubber D., O'Connell D., Kilroy K., Barrett M., Pilla F., Geary P. , The impact of on-site domestic wastewater effluent on rivers and wells: STRIVE Report Series No.251, Wexford, Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, 2018, 1 - 36pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Gill L.W., Mac Mahon J., Knappe J., Gharbia S., Pilla F., Desludging rates and mechanisms for domestic wastewater treatment system sludges in Ireland: STRIVE Report Series No. 253, Wexford, Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, 2018, 1 - 24pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Where does the water come from? A hydrogeological characterisation of Irish holy wells. in, editor(s)Celeste Ray , Sacred Waters: A Cross-Cultural Compendium of Hallowed Springs and Holy Wells, UK, Routledge, 2018, [Misstear B., Gill L., McKenna C., Foley R.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Basu B., Alam M.S., Ghosh B., Gill L., McNabola A., Development of a Land Use Regression model using Support Vector Regression for estimating ambient air pollution exposure to PM2.5 in Dublin, Ireland, Geophysical Research Abstracts , EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8th-13th April , 20, 2018, pp11497 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gill L.W., Curneen S., ). Insights into evapotranspiration in a temperate maritime climate as determined from large scale willow plantation lysimeters, Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8th-13th April, 20, 2018, pp8816 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Vucinic L., O'Connell D.W., Knӧrr K, Coxon C., Gill L.W., Fluorescence-based tracking of particles from domestic wastewater treatment system plumes discharging to springs in karst aquifer systems, Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8th-13th April, 20, 2018, pp6502-2 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

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Gill L.W., What has karst research ever done for us?, International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Group) Technical Discussion Meeting, Geological Survey Ireland, Dublin, 15th January, 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Cantoni E., Misstear B.D.R., Gill L.W., Recharge characterisation of Irish fractured bedrock aquifers at the catchment scale, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Groudnwater Conference, IAH Irish Group, Tullamore, Ireland, 24th-25th April, IV, 2018, pp17 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Morrissey P., Gill L.W., McCormack T., Naughton O., Modelling groundwater flooding. A unqiue challenge requirng a novel solution: a case study of south Galway, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Groudnwater Conference, IAH Irish Group, Tullamore, Ireland, 24th-25th April, II, 2018, pp9 - 16, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Duran L., Gill L.W., Karst "open heart surgery". Time series analysis methods and visualisation, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Groudnwater Conference, IAH Irish Group, Tullamore, Ireland, 24th-25th April, IV, 2018, pp7 - 8, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Mooney D., Danaher M., Richards K., Gill L., Mellander P-E. Coxon C., Agro-chemicals in Irish groundwaters: preliminary findings of anthelmintic drug occurrence in Irish karst and fractured aquifers, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Groudnwater Conference, IAH Irish Group, Tullamore, Ireland, 24th-25th April, IV, 2018, pp5 - 6, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gill L.W.. Mac Mahon J. , Sludge accumulation and recommended desludging rates for Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems, Irish Onsite Wastewater Association (IOWA) annual conference, Port Arlington, Co. Laois, Ireland, 13th December , 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Bhatnagar S., Ghosh B., Regan S., Naughton O., Johnston P.M., Gill L.W. , Monitoring ecological conditions of a raised bog using remote sensing techniques, 8th European Space Agency (ESA) Advanced Land Training Course on Land Remote Sensing, University of Leicester, UK, 10th-14th Sept 2018, 2018, Poster, PUBLISHED
Mooney D., Danaher M., Richards K. Gill L.W., Mellander P-E. Coxon C., Emerging organic contaminants arising in rural environments - investigations in karst and fractured aquifers., ENVIRON 2017, 27th Environmental Researcher's Colloquium, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, 10th- 12th April 201, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gallagher, M., McNabola, A., Kamber, B., Gill, L.W., Ghosh, B., Alam, M.S., Particulate Matter from Diesel Vehicles: Emission & Exposure in Dublin, The 27th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2017) , Athlone, 10-12 April, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gill L.W., Dubber D., Misstear B., Johnston P., Curneen S., Keegan M., O'Flaherty V. Kilroy K., McCarthy T., Smyth, D. , Assessment of disposal options for treated wastewater from single houses in low permeability subsoil., EPA National Water Conference, Galway, Ireland, 21st-22nd June, 2016, 2016, Poster, PUBLISHED


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Project Exemplar 2015 award from InterTradeIreland collaboration with CDEnviro Ltd. 2015
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2013
Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Award 2011
Institution of Civil Engineers prize (Lancaster University) 1990